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The Complete Charles Dickens Collection (51 books) [Illustrated] by [Dickens, Charles]
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  • File Size: 19163 KB
  • Publication Date: March 31, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0023W6HQE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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By A. Jacobson on December 1, 2010
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I bought this despite the review that said that there is no index. The reviewer is wrong. The index is on location #1. It is easy to choose a particular book. So many to choose from...feel a bit overwhelmed with the choices. Have just started one of the later ones. Everything is working well. Great bargain. My only preference would be for another font.
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A couple reviews said there was no index for this title. It DOES have an index. When the book automatically opens after downloading it opens at the "beginning" which is AFTER the index. Press previous page when it opens.

I don't know if I will ever finish all of these books, but I like having a few of my favorites at my fingertips in one file.

Items like this are my favorite part of having a Kindle. I don't think this could be accomplished in a printed form without being too heavy to carry.

The only downside I see to it is that, as a previous viewer noted, the font is not to my liking.
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After pressing the menu, I clicked on "Go To" and selected "Cover." It took me right to the active Table of Contents where I could click on each book individually.

I agree with what others have said about the font. I find it helps to make the font a little larger and change the typeface from "regular" to "sans serif."

All in all, I am delighted to have on my Kindle all these books by such a wonderful author. I am starting with one of my favorites: The Pickwick Papers.

Edited on April 4, 2011: There is now a new Dickens collection available which is better than this one: It is "Complete Works of Charles Dickens--Absolutely Everything with Illustrations" (March 12, 2011), published by Delphi Classics. It is fine with the Kindle: it has an active TOC for each work (though not for each chapter), which I reached by going to Cover and then paging forward, and indeed this edition has "absolutely everything," grouped into these sections: The Novels, The Christmas Novellas, The Short Stories, The Christmas Short Stories, The Short Story Collections, The Collaborative Works, The Plays, The Complete Poetry, The Non-Fiction. It has wonderful, old illustrations, some photos, and pictures of historical material. Best of all, the font used in the works is much nicer than that in the above edition. In my opinion, this March 12, 2011 Delphi Classics edition is the one to buy!
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I've collected about 100 Kindle complete works now. Sadly, this was one of the 3 worst.

The main killer for this collection -- Monospace font. The whole collection is in a large, unchangable font. Also, there are no marker bars between stories or chapters (active table of contents).

If the font was fixed, I'd add a star.

As for the writing, this is Dickens. Five stars for the content.
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This is a poor edition. Yes, there is an interactive Table of Contents for the Volumes but that is all. Once you have selected your book, there is no table of contents for that particular work. The font used is also awful. For the same price, you can get a much better version from Mobile Reference and get easily to the exact chapter within the book you want to read. Some even have chapter titles. I bought this one first before I knew about Mobile. This one will be deleted.
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I don't mind the monospaced font. It's wonderful to have a complete Dickens at hand for a nominal price. Yes, there is an index.
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It is hard to find anything to complain about with this "book". Great reading at a great price. Table of contents is effective but due to the massive size of this compilation, going back and finding a specific page or part can be somewhat difficult.
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Like other reviewers have already mentioned, I found the index (found it thanks to another reviewer's helpful instructions) but it was not that easy to navigate. My real problem, and the main reason for returning this item, was that I couldn't get it to render in a medium sized font. One size was too small for me to read comfortably and the next size up was huge.

I thought $2.99 was a great price for this collection and if you can work with the somewhat cumbersome index and are comfortable with one of the font sizes - go for it!
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